Zhur-Taa Druid

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Common
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Zhur-Taa Druid

Creature — Human Druid

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Whenever you tap Zhur-Taa Druid for mana, it deals 1 damage to each opponent

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Zhur-Taa Druid Discussion

hydrothermia on Hail Hydra

2 days ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

Doubling Season and Hardened Scales would be good enchantments for this, giving a bunch of extra counters. Though I don't know your budget, so it might not be an ideal card price wise. Pandemonium would be an interesting one to throw in and once it comes out in October, Guildmage's Forum could be useful if you get some more multicolored creature cards like Zhur-Taa Druid and Savageborn Hydra.

hydrothermia on My messy deck

1 week ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

I think messy is an understatement. (lol) This is just everywhere, you need to find some form of winning condition outside of just creature board presence.

Arashin War Beast, Ghastly Conscription and Wildcall can be cut here, you really aren't relying on Morph cards for this.

You have some pieces here that can turn this into a much smoother deck. I'd suggest you get more Elvish Mystics, Arbor Elf, Elves of Deep Shadow, Grand Warlord Radha, Radha, Heir to Keld and Zhur-Taa Druids or Whisperer of the Wilds for quick mana ramp. I'd also keep Blisterpod, Call the Scions and Terrarion but have 3-4 copies of all these cards.

This is just a start, more things need to be done, but I can put only so much on each comment.

JohnnyBoyG on Stunt Driver

1 week ago

I feel like most of your most recent changes actually weakened the deck. Let's go over them:

Hidden Herbalists: This card is strong in decks that can reliably trigger revolt. Yours cannot. The reason most zoo decks run it is because they run about a dozen fetchlands, which is way outside your budget.

Keldon Marauders: Meh. Not a terrible choice, but I don't think it justifies cutting Goblin Bushwhacker/Goblin Wardriver.

Zhur-Taa Druid: The upside of 1 extra damage per turn does not justify playing this over a 1-cost mana dork. Remember that in modern, 3 damage is worth about 1 mana, so you're going to need to tap this at least 4 times for mana in order for it to start to be justified. Except even then it won't because you didn't get to spend 3 mana on turn 2. Honestly, there's a good argument for not running dorks at all in a zoo list, but if you do, make sure they all cost 1 mana.

Roast: I think this one is fine. Just keep in mind that not being able to go face/hit flyers is a notable downside of Lightning Strike. Really depends on your local meta.

Thud: This is not a good card for your deck. Most of your creatures have 1 or 2 power,and even when pumped, they go up to about 3 or 4. The only "good" target for this is Polukranos, World Eater, which you only have 2 copies of. But that's not something you just want to through away for a bit of damage. Sacrificing any creature is a significant cost, and at sorcery speed, you can't really do any fancy tricks with it.

Otherworldly Outburst: Interesting choice. Keep in mind that it will be a dead card in some matchups though, but I could see it stealing some wins too.

Temur Battle Rage: I guess lagotripha has only ever tested Death's Shadow decks, because Ghor-Clan Rampager is almost always better. Specifically, Ghor-Clan Rampager is much better for creatures with power 3 or less, they are pretty much identical for creatures with exactly 4 power, and battle rage becomes slightly better as the power increases beyond that. As I mentioned earlier, you have 2 creatures with power > 4. Battle rage will be a dead card the majority of the time. Ghor-Clan Rampager is almost never a dead card, because you can always play it as a creature. I think it's very clear which one you'd rather be running.

hydrothermia on hydra *revised*

4 weeks ago

Let's see what we can do with a fifty dollars modern hydra deck. I'd suggest you might want to splash some RED since there are some hydras out there. If you do splash some red make sure you get some Frontier Bivouacs. There are only a total of 29 hydras available in the Modern format. The most expensive thing I've seen so far would either be using Khalni Hydra or Progenitus, they're both $9 to $12.

A handy reminder you need less "one-of's" and more 3-4 copies of card to have better chances to get certain cards.

Before we head into going through picking hydras, we need to address the mana base first. All of these suggestions are one : Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Sakura-Tribe Scout or Birds of Paradise. Birds are the best choice, but you're going to be limited by your budget. So the first three are your best options for additional mana ramping. Two mana rampers are going to be Naga Vitalist, Cryptolith Rite, Song of Freyalise or Zhur-Taa Druid. Rosheen Meanderer would do well with the number of spells you have.

Next we'll need some support cards to go along with our "Mana dorks" to keep our hydras going. Enter the Unknown, Hardened Scales and Hadana's Climb  Flip gets you more counters. If you want to have some counterspells throw in some Spell Pierces or Stubborn Denials to go with Disdainful Strokes. Maybe a Mindswipe.

I'm gonig to have to split this into two parts due to the limited amount of card suggestions I can give per post.

lagotripha on Inspired - infinite combo

1 month ago

I've built some similar decks in the past here is my rundown of useful cards-

MVP Puresight Merrow

backup mantleCryptolith Rite (now Song of Freyalise)

Cheaper win Zhur-Taa Druid Grimoire Thief

Backup plan Disciple of Deceit

Laboratory Maniac win w Mesmeric Orb

I actually put up results in an FNM with a similar freed from the real combo deck- the big issue is that it just can't be played in a hand disruption meta. The deck loses to thoughtsieze.

King_Of_Thallids on Ultra-budget RG aggro

1 month ago

I like the idea of Sin Prodder, but I would replace them with Zhur-Taa Druid. Reason being that they could really screw you over if you are in a pinch. The druid however would produce mana, and some damage. This would result in having a total of 12 creatures being mana-prodducers, There are two obvious solutions; first, work with the mana, and toss in some hydras, second, replace some of the mana-producers with other cheap spells, such as Dragon Fodder for a handful of early game blockers. I would also replace Pathbreaker Ibex with Wolfir Silverheart, or hydras if you are running with the mana. Endless One is a cheap alternative to hydras, but if you have them, or the money, I would recommend Primordial Hydra.

All of that being said however, I love the use of Shaman of the Great Hunt!

ERoss8 on :: Permanents.dec ::

1 month ago

Deck looks sweet!

If you’re going to run all permanents, Primal Surge as the only instant/sorcery is probably the best payoff. Super great to just flip over however much of your deck as you want essentially, and probably just win next turn.

I’d also include some more mana dorks, and other permanent-based ramp. Zhur-Taa Druid, Elves of Deep Shadow,and Sakura-Tribe Elder, amoung others are all decent options

If you have the budget, Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top are two great ways to stack the top of your library to make sure you hit something nice. However, both of those are already fairly expensive, and are only going to go up with the new Esper commander deck

YaminoNakani on Animar

2 months ago

Biggest issue I see here is a lack of focus and not enough creatures for a creatures only matter deck.

Animar, Soul of Elements wants two main things: Cast creatures and get +1/+1 counters to cast larger creatures. Everything in the deck should be focused on those two goals.

Setting up the deck to achieve this purpose will make it efficient and powerful. All cards should therefore do one of the following:

  1. Ramp up to Animar.

  2. Protect Animar.

  3. Place counters on Animar.

  4. Cast game ending creatures for cheap or free.

  5. Draw cards to allow us to do 1 through 4.

Priority should be given to cards that does something now > does something before your next turn > does something on your next turn > does something eventually.

Because Animar offers a discount based on creatures played, the deck shouldn't be filled with only high cmc game enders, but creatures from low to high cmc, preferably with as little colored mana symbols as possible, to give the deck a natural progression to casting free or cheap high cmc game ending creatures.

Let's split the deck into 3 parts. Pre-Animar setup, Post-Animar setup, Finale.

Note that $: (0 to 0.99), $$: (1.00 to 4.99), $$$: (5.00 to 9.99), $$$$: (10.00 to 19.99), !$!: (20.00+)

Unnecessary on a computer, very helpful on a phone.

This section will be all ramp, and protection to get Animar out quickly and make sure he is secure.

- The land base should be arranged to where there is more emphasis on , then , then since can color fix and can offer protection.

- Exotic Orchard is pretty good and cheap and can usually offer every color in multiplayer, especially if an opponent has a Command Tower out or even a Vivid Grove without even needing charge counters. - Kazoo lands such as Simic Growth Chamber, Izzet Boilerworks, and Gruul Turf are good in casual EDH where there is lack of land destruction and they artifically increase your deck ammount by posing as two lands in one. Though overall you do not want too many tap lands as you'll constantly be a entire turn behind.

- Birds of Paradise creature ramp & color fix. $$$

- Carpet of Flowers could be a dud or amazing ramp with two main phases. $$$

- Shrieking Drake easy continuous counters. $

- Sol Ring Always. $$

- Voyaging Satyr creature ramp & color fix. $

- Zhur-Taa Druid creature ramp & burn. $

- Bloom Tender creature ramp. !$!

- Coiling Oracle ramp or card draw. $

- Cyclonic Rift removal or 1-sided board wipe. $$$$

- Explore ramp and card Draw. $

- Den Protector cast for free with morph and surprise Regrowth. $

- Sakura-Tribe Elder creature ramp and color fix. $$

- Sylvan Caryatid creature ramp and color fix. $$

- Beastcaller Savant creature ramp and color fix. $$

- Kiora's Follower creature ramp or vigilance on a stick. $

- Rattleclaw Mystic creature ramp and color fix. $

- Walking Atlas potentially free creature ramp. $

- Ainok Survivalist cast for free with morph, surprise Naturalize. $

- Dream Stalker Cast a Boomerang for . $

- Elvish Visionary a better, creature version of Aggressive Urge for this deck.

- Stratus Dancer an almost Negate. $

- Willbender basically Redirect. $

- Simic Charm so versatile. $

- Hooded Hydra Normally, not a good card. However in this deck. It can become massive and a dangerous thing to see a Wrath of God. $

- Lightning Greaves Protection and quick haste for a large creature. $$

- Spellskite For those , & removals. $$$

- Ring of Kalonia Ramp every turn and makes Animar a lot more threatening. $

This section will be about setting up our board state to win. All cards from this point onwards will be casted after Animar has been casted.

- Fierce Empath Tutor for something big. $

- Man-o'-War Another Shrieking Drake. $

- Sage of Fables Emergency card draw. $$

- Pestermite Vigilance, chump blocker vs flying or stopping a giant creature. $

- Guided Passage One of the best card draw and pick your poison spells ever. $$

- Pir, Imaginative Rascal A creature hardened scales and specific tutor. $$

- Sylvok Replica A quick Naturalize. $

- Cloudstone Curio An auto include if you can afford it. $$$$

- Temur Ascendancy Makes all your casted creatures threatening and some card draw. $

- Ancestral Statue The best Shrieking Drake for this deck. $

- Phyrexian Metamorph Costs 2 life and can do so much for you. $$$

- Purphoros, God of the Forge Ends the game with one of the Shrieking Drakes. $$$$

- Solemn Simulacrum Free ramp, chump blocker and card draw. $$

- Faerie Artisans It doesn't look like much, this is card can get crazy. $$

- Toothy, Imaginary Friend A growing monstrocity that explodes into cards. $$

- Altered Ego with lots of counters on Animar, Soul of Elements and depending on the board, this card could be a massive threat. $

- Herald of Secret Streams Let Animar, Soul of Elements go nuts. $

- Spike Weaver When you need to buy yourself some time. $$$ - Forgotten Ancient Let your opponents ramp you fast. $

- Silent Arbiter Protection against swarm decks. $$

- Mulldrifter Cheap card draw and flying blocker. $$

- Peregrine Drake Budget Palinchron. $

- Xenagos, God of Revels Game ender. $$

- Vesuvan Shapeshifter On your upkeep, you may pay to clone the biggest and baddest mofo on the field. $

- Zealous Conscripts Your friend just played Darksteel Colossus and you only have left, what do you do? $

- Deepglow Skate Potential huge ramp for just . $$$

- Draining Whelk A different kind of Mana Drain. $$

- Duplicant Free Mind Control. $$

- Soul of the Harvest Huge card draw with a Shrieking Drake. $

- Primordial Sage Huge card draw with a Shrieking Drake. $

- Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake or Great Whale = infinite mana. $$

- Progenitor Mimic Very dangerous to copy one of the heavy hitters in this deck. $$

- Consecrated Sphinx All the card draw. $$$

- Deadwood Treefolk Repeatable creature recusion. $

- Steel Hellkite Situational, but very deadily against token decks. $

- Great Oak Guardian Great, quick surprise block when tapped out. $

- Pathbreaker Ibex Quick, game ender. $$

- Thunderfoot Baloth Setup for getting past defenses. $$

- Scourge of the Throne Depending on the situation, can be deadly. !$!

- Great Whale Another budget Palinchron - Stalking Vengeance Please don't use Wrath of God. $

- Hamletback Goliath Good setup for a game ending creature. $

- Palinchron So expensive, yet so infinite mana. !$!

- Balefire Dragon Destroy all the creatures. $$$$

This section will be about ending the game with giant behemoths.

- Stormtide Leviathan Swing in with impunity. $

- Platinum Emperion Deletes a win condition. $$$$

- Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Can win the game on its own. $$$$

- Stonehoof Chieftain Win through commander damage. $$$$

- Nullstone Gargoyle Nothing but creatures from here on. $

- Void Winnower Turns the game into an odd match. $$

- Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Card Draw, Mill Protection and Devastating power. !$!

- Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur Look ma, no hands! $$$

- Darksteel Colossus Not something people want to see cast for 0 or worse, cloned. $$$$

- Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre Vindicate, Mill Protection and Devastating power. !$!

- Blightsteel Colossus Not something people want to see cast for 0 or worse, cloned. !$!

- It That Betrays Now clone it. $$

- Emrakul, the Promised End Take out the combo or sacrifice player easily. $$$$

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